RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
23 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!

Featherstone Rovers awaited the winners of the second AB Sundecks 1895 Cup game between the Sheffield Eagles and Leigh Centurions although the bookies, pundits, and most supporters believed that there could only be one winner.

The Eagles were given an almost unprecedented thirty-four-point start on the handicap coupon as they looked to overcome a six-place difference in the league table and pull off a miracle result and get themselves a trip to London.

But Mark Aston loves to be an underdog, and Adrian Lam wouldn´t take the challenge lightly.

A great kick from Anthony Thackeray took a cruel bounce for the Leigh defence and was collected by Kris Welham on the Centurions line to ground and give the Eagles the lead on four minutes. Izaac Farrell added the conversion for a 6-0 score line.

On thirteen the Eagles were awarded a penalty thirty metres from the posts and Farrell took the opportunity to extend the lead.

Leigh were back in the game on twenty-eight when Sam Stone split the Sheffield defence to score from five metres out. Krisnan Inu added the extras to reduce the arrears to just two points as the half hour approached.

With the half time hooter warning up there was a high tackle on Tyler Dickinson from Edwin Ipape with the Centurions substitute show a yellow card with Farrell kicking the penalty goal for a 10-6 interval lead.

It appeared that someone forgot to tell Sheffield that they were the underdogs as they delivered a terrific first half and kept the usually flamboyant Leigh pretty quiet, but Mark Aston would have been under no illusion, the second half would see a revitalised Centurions.

The paint must have been peeling on the Leigh changing room walls during the interval because the emerged from the second half with a new venom.

On forty-nine Kai O´Donnell powered over from short range from dummy half to get Leigh level at 10-10 and when Inu added the extras the Centurions were ahead for the first time in the game.

A high tackle from Wardle on Thackeray gave Farrell the chance to level the scores with the boot which he did from thirty metres from the sticks. With fifteen minutes remaining it was all square at 12-12.

On seventy-one McDonell jumped to take a high kick from Joe Mellor and drop to the floor to ground and once again put Leigh into the lead. Inu added the conversion for a six-point margin, Sheffield now needed a miracle.

On seventy-five Caleb Aekins hit the ball at speed and forced it down over the line under the tackle of a couple of Eagles defenders. Inu added a fourth conversion of the game for 24-12, Leigh home and hosed.

As the final hooter readied to sound Ed Chamberlain intercepted a wayward pass and went sixty metres to score under the sticks. Inu added the conversion for 30-12 and what looked like a comprehensive win.

All credit to the Sheffield Eagles who defied the pundits and the bookies to put in a sensational performance and run Leigh to the seventieth minute of the game with a performance which belied their season and current league position. It was a tremendous workout for Leigh as they fought back from a half time deficit to win and set up a tremendous 1895 final against the Featherstone Rovers.

Leigh Centurions: Aekins (T), Brand, Chamberlain (T), Macdonald, Inu (5G), Reynolds, Mellor, Sidlow, Smith, Amone, Wardle, Stone (T), Asiata. Subs: O´Donnell (T), McDonnell (T), Nakubuwai, Ipape (SB on 40).

Sheffield Eagles: Laulu-Togaga´e, Jones-Bishop, Welham (T), Johnson, Bass, Farrell I (4G), Thackeray, Douglas, Halafihi, Dickinson, Bower, Farrell J, Hodgson. Subs: Oakes, Wood, Broadbent, Holmes.

Half-Time: 6-10.

Full-Time: 30-12.

Score Progression: 0-4, 0-6, 0-8, 4-8, 6-8, (SB), 6-10 : HT : 10-10, 12-10, 12-12, 16-12, 18-12, 22-12, 24-12, 28-12, 30-12: FT.

Referee: Nick Bennett.




facebook sharing button
twitter sharing button
pinterest sharing button
email sharing button
sharethis sharing button


Posted by RLFANS News Hound on Sun 8th May 2022 5:43 PM | Views : 5650 | Replies : 0 | BACK TO STORIES
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
58s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Wanderer
9761
2m
Latics v Burnley
Egg Chasing
46
2m
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
25418
3m
vs Sheffield A
Jack Gaskell
7
22m
Elijah Taylor
Kettykat
23
33m
Shopping List 2023
ComeOnYouUll
623
37m
Warrington away
ComeOnYouUll
201
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
16s
Players moving on
RagingBull
10
17s
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
25418
18s
Shopping List 2023
ComeOnYouUll
623
25s
Hodgson
Tarquin Fueg
70
33s
Toulouse at home
Pie Eyed
29
35s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Wanderer
9761
37s
Hull KR
jools
2
44s
vs Sheffield A
Jack Gaskell
7
53s
Squad for Sunday v Salford
Luppylad
10
1m
RD 16 St Helens A
Shabino
312
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
TODAYS MATCHES Saturday 25th of June 2022
Marvin
1
TODAY
North Stand OPEN
Pie Eyed
5
TODAY
George Williams Kicking Game
WireWireWire
3
TODAY
Thomas Mikaele
just_browny
4
TODAY
Sheffield away-in essence
BigTime
1
TODAY
Warrington Beat Hull FC in Tryless Borefest
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
No more
UllFC
3
Random Topics selected.
16730
RL CHAT MEMBERS ONLY
RLFANS Match Centre

TABLES:
Matches on TV
Sat 25th Jun
L1 RND: 12
15:00
West Wales-Cornwall
MINT2022
LIVE

06:20
NZ12-0Tonga
MINT2022 RND: 1
08:40
SAM-Cook I
MINT2022 RND: 1
10:40
PNG-Fiji
Sun 26th Jun
SOO RND: 2
10:50
New South Wales-Queensland
SL RND: 16
15:15
Hull KR-Huddersfield
Mon 27th Jun
CH RND: 16
19:45
Barrow-Halifax
Fri 1st Jul
SL RND: 17
20:00
Castleford-Huddersfield
Sat 2nd Jul
SL RND: 17
18:00
Catalans-St.Helens
Fri 8th Jul
CH RND: 18
19:45
Newcastle-Bradford
Sat 9th Jul
SL RND: 18
19:00
Leeds-Castleford
SL RND: 18
16:45
St.Helens-Wigan
SLRND: 18
14:30
Wakefield-Toulouse
Sun 10th Jul
SL RND: 18
15:15
Catalans-Warrington
SL RND: 18
13:00
Huddersfield-Salford
SL RND: 18
17:30
Hull KR-Hull FC
Mon 11th Jul
CH RND: 18
19:45
Halifax-York
Mon 18th Jul
CH RND: 19
19:45
York-Batley
Thu 21st Jul
SL RND: 20
20:00
Leeds-Wigan
Sun 24th Jul
CH RND: 20
15:00
Whitehaven-Leigh
Sat 25th Jun
MINT2022 RND: 1 NZ12-0Tonga
Fri 24th Jun
CH RND: 16 Sheffield4-58Leigh
SL RND: 16 Warrington4-0Hull FC
SL RND: 16 Wigan40-6Toulouse
Thu 23rd Jun
SL RND: 16 St.Helens42-12Leeds
Sun 19th Jun
NRL RND: 15 Canberra20-18Newcastle
NRL RND: 15 Canterbury36-12Wests
Sat 18th Jun
MINT2022 RND: 1 England18-4ALL STARS
WINT2022 RND: 1 ENGLAND36-10FRANCE
NRL RND: 15 Cronulla18-10Gold Coast
NRL RND: 15 NZ Warriors6-40Penrith
NRL RND: 15 Parramatta26-16Sydney
Fri 17th Jun
NRL RND: 15 Manly26-28NQL Cowboys
NRL RND: 15 Melbourne32-20Brisbane
Thu 16th Jun
NRL RND: 15 St.George32-12Souths
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2022 ROUND : 16
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Leigh 16 638 136 502 30
Featherstone 15 604 200 404 27
York 15 386 268 118 24
Batley 14 404 229 175 21
Halifax 15 428 248 180 20
Barrow 15 365 306 59 19
 
Bradford 15 325 329 -4 16
Sheffield 15 339 368 -29 14
Widnes 15 311 415 -104 10
Newcastle 15 288 433 -145 10
Whitehaven 15 226 510 -284 8
LondonB 15 230 424 -194 5
Dewsbury 15 205 504 -299 4
Workington 15 166 545 -379 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2022 ROUND : 12
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Keighley 10 431 90 341 20
Swinton 10 396 153 243 16
Crusaders 10 369 192 177 16
Rochdale 10 390 234 156 14
Doncaster 10 300 248 52 12
Hunslet 10 262 226 36 11
 
Oldham 10 312 214 98 7
Midlands 10 278 339 -61 6
LondonS 10 192 426 -234 6
West Wales 10 88 556 -468 2
Cornwall 10 138 478 -340 0
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVII ROUND : 16
 PLDFADIFFPTS
St.Helens 16 404 170 234 28
Wigan 16 434 301 133 24
Catalans 15 340 202 138 22
Huddersfield 15 341 256 85 21
Hull FC 16 310 289 21 16
Castleford 15 317 334 -17 14
 
Hull KR 15 271 298 -27 14
Warrington 16 300 380 -80 12
Leeds 16 261 322 -61 11
Salford 15 291 385 -94 10
Wakefield 15 247 366 -119 10
Toulouse 16 236 449 -213 4
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2022 ROUND : 14
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Penrith 14 416 213 203 24
Melbourne 13 462 204 258 22
NQL Cowboys 14 350 171 179 20
Brisbane 13 292 223 69 18
Cronulla 13 298 238 60 16
Parramatta 13 313 287 26 16
Souths 13 310 269 41 14
Sydney 14 303 264 39 14
 
Manly 14 294 296 -2 14
Canberra 14 250 291 -41 12
St.George 13 221 313 -92 12
NZ Warriors 14 242 393 -151 8
Newcastle 13 166 342 -176 8
Canterbury 14 194 325 -131 6
Gold Coast 14 224 362 -138 6
Wests 13 184 328 -144 6
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Womens Internationals 2022 ROUND : 1
 PLDFADIFFPTS
ENGLAND 2 6 32 -26 4
FRANCE 1 10 36 -26 0
WALES 1 6 32 -26 0
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
58s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Wanderer
9761
2m
Latics v Burnley
Egg Chasing
46
2m
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
25418
3m
vs Sheffield A
Jack Gaskell
7
22m
Elijah Taylor
Kettykat
23
33m
Shopping List 2023
ComeOnYouUll
623
37m
Warrington away
ComeOnYouUll
201
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
16s
Players moving on
RagingBull
10
17s
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
25418
18s
Shopping List 2023
ComeOnYouUll
623
25s
Hodgson
Tarquin Fueg
70
33s
Toulouse at home
Pie Eyed
29
35s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Wanderer
9761
37s
Hull KR
jools
2
44s
vs Sheffield A
Jack Gaskell
7
53s
Squad for Sunday v Salford
Luppylad
10
1m
RD 16 St Helens A
Shabino
312
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
TODAYS MATCHES Saturday 25th of June 2022
Marvin
1
TODAY
North Stand OPEN
Pie Eyed
5
TODAY
George Williams Kicking Game
WireWireWire
3
TODAY
Thomas Mikaele
just_browny
4
TODAY
Sheffield away-in essence
BigTime
1
TODAY
Warrington Beat Hull FC in Tryless Borefest
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
No more
UllFC
3
Random Topics selected.